Vaccination

Dog Health and Vaccines: Problems With Canine Over-Vaccination

Dog Health and Vaccines: Problems With Canine Over-Vaccination

First and foremost, vaccinations are an important component of health care, prevention, and wellness for your dog. I am, by no means, recommending not vaccinating your dog. It is vitally important to vaccinate appropriately. For the core vaccines of distemper, parvo, adenovirus (together called DAP), and rabies, appropriate vaccination is as young puppies not before nine weeks of age and…

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Canine Rabies Prevention: Cookie’s Rabies Booster

Canine Rabies Prevention: Cookie’s Rabies Booster

Rabies is one of the most devastating viral diseases affecting dogs. Time goes by too quickly. Especially when it comes to vaccination boosters. Apparently, it’s been three years already since Cookie’s last one for rabies. I hate having to booster. And generally, I don’t. Except for rabies. Cookie would have also been due for parvo and distemper, but with those, we…

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Canine Leptospirosis Vaccination Decisions: Traveling and the Return of the Vaccination Dilemma

Canine Leptospirosis Vaccination Decisions: Traveling and the Return of the Vaccination Dilemma

Leptospirosis a zoonotic bacterial disease that attacks many species, including dogs. The infection can cause mild flu-like symptoms or it can cause a life-threatening disease. Leptospirosis is typically treatable with antibiotics if diagnosed early. That is, however, where the culprit lies—catching it early. Most symptoms are quite generic, such as fever lethargy depression weakness loss of appetite joint and muscle…

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